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using them in overwhelming numbers and, chris, it's been working. we've had several elections in a row where we haven't had long lines at the polls, where people have been able to exercise their franchise. the problem from the republican point of view is any haven't always gotten the results that they want and so they're changing the rules again. >> i want to play the ohio gop chairman who appeared earlier to make the argument that it was too costly. take a listen. >> having government offices open on weekends is an unusual thing. try to go to the post office on a weekend or try to go visit your congressman's office on a weekend, on a sunday. they're almost never open. having to pay these folks overtime, all of this burden falls on the local elections officials. they're the ones who came to us. they're the ones who came to the secretary of state and to the legislature and asked for some relief. >> your response to that? >> it is just absolutely absurd. first of all, how do you put a price tag on democracy? we know what happens when we don't fund these things appropriately. the state ha
legislature is back in session, and you will never guess what's one of their top items on their agenda. >> can't take it no more! >> today, people gathered in front of the florida state capitol for the second day in a row protesting the legislature's conservative agenda on this, the first day of the state's legislative session. >> since stand your ground was put if place back in 2005, 26 states have adopted stand your ground laws or doctrine. >> but it looks like for now stand your ground is here to stay. last year, lawmakers voted down a bill that would have repealed stand your ground, and florida governor rick scott has reiterated his support for the law. >> i'm not going to call a special session. i believe in our stand your ground and self-defense statutes. >> and now in their new session, legislators are poised to pass not a repeal of the law, but an expansion of it. or as some lawmakers would tell you, a clarification. it's been nicknamed the so-called warning shot bill. today it was voted out of the senate's judiciary committee unanimously. it passed out of the house committee earlier thi
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